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Each Thursday, The Chronicle will highlight a few weekend events on our blog. Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed so you never miss the best Northside happenings!

Friday, October 12

What: Mulch Madness, Northside
When: 9 a.m. to noon
Where: National Aviary

Mulch Madness begins again this October, now in its third year as Tree Pittsburgh’s tree care campaign. Mulch Madness works to educate the public about the importance of proper tree maintenance and engage communities in clean up events to promote change.

At Northside’s Mulch Madness event, volunteers will help to weed and mulch a portion of more than 1000 trees that Tree Pittsburgh will provide maintenance for, in seven neighborhoods across the city. They will provide staff, any tools, and refreshments. They ask that you wear long pants, close-toed shoes and to dress for the weather because the event will occur rain or shine.

Registration is required, which you can do here.

What: Northside Citiparks Farmers’ Market
When: 3:30 p.m.
Where: East Commons Park, East Ohio Street and Cedar Ave.

Check out Deutschtown’s very own Farmers’ Market, providing the neighborhood with fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, baked goods and even flowers, all brought in from local farms nearby. They also have a wide variety of seasonal specialties. At least a dozen farmers attend this event each week, which is situated under a canopy of trees in East Commons Park, along with hundreds of patrons.

Saturday, October 13

What: Pumpkinfest in Deutschtown
When: noon to 4 p.m.
Where: East Commons Park along Cedar Ave.

It’s back! Deutschtown’s annual Pumpkinfest is just around the corner. This Harvest Day festival features a pumpkin decorating contest, hayrides and pony rides, puppet shows, a petting zoo as well as music, games, prizes and food. This event is for children ages 12 and under, and they must be accompanied by an adult. Attracting between 600 and 1,200 children and parents every year, this fall festival is not something you want to miss!